Saturday, 28 February 2009

Palani Temple

PALANI

Palani is one of the most visited and popular temple in Tamilnadu dedicated to Lord Muruga and is one of the revered 6 Padai Veedu shrines of Murugan.

Palani Hills

The temple of Dhandayudhapani is located atop the Palani hills, which is about 324 metres above the sea level. 690 stone steps line the mountain passage and an electric winch and cable cares also takes pilgrims up the hill. Anyhow, walking through the steps give breathe-taking view of the palani hills and temples. Further, heading towards hill through steps leads to get good view of small temples. Once you reach the top of the hill, you need to take several rounds towards temple to get the blessings from Lord Murugan. Once you came out from the main shrine, you will see the golden top of the main temple. Before get down, you should look around and see the nice view of palani and nearby areas. In addition, you can get the excellent view of Kodaikanal hills and near by Idumban hills.


Transportation


Palani is reached by just three hours drive from any of the nearest airports: Coimbatore (115 km), Madurai (122 km) and Tiruchy (156 km). Further, Palani is located about 64 km from famous hill station kodaikanal. It is an important railway station on the Dindugal-Coimbatore line.

From Dindigul, Coimbatore, Erode, Kodaikonal, Udumalpet and so on you can reach Palani through buses.

Accommodation


Travellers have plenty of convenient accomodation facilties around Temple.

Tourism Office

  • Palani Devasth├ónam Information Centre is located at the Palani Bus Stand. Tourist Guides appointed by the Devasth├ónam are available at the Dandapani Nilayam.
  • Tourist Bungalow Complex, West Veli Street Madurai.
  • Tourist Information Centre, Railway Junction, Madurai.
Palani Travel Map


Palani Temple View

Palani Temple Entrance
Palani Temple Hill Top View
Palani Temple Golden Kopuram View
Cable Car
Winch


Ref : http://palani.org/

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